top milk


: the upper layer of milk in a container enriched by whatever cream has risen

Examples of top milk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kenya’s cows are the top milk producers in Africa, giving 4 billion liters of milk a year, nearly all of it consumed domestically (at 145 liters per person annually). IEEE Spectrum, 6 June 2013 California, the top milk-producing state, has set a goal on its own of reducing methane from dairy and livestock 40% below 2013 levels by 2030. Josh Ulick, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2023 The farm sells natural-style cream top milk in glass bottles at outlets in Mat-Su, Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula, though not yet at big-box grocers. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of top milk was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Top milk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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